Kitesurfing Lessons Options and Prices
Through seven years of teaching kiteboarding I have built a keen understanding of the different skills needed and the obstacles students will overcome on their path to becoming a safe kiter. I have incorporated some of my own and many pre-existing drills and skill progressions to streamline and simplify the learning process. Comfort in the water, athleticism, and available time to practice all affect how quickly a student will pick up and retain the skills needed to be a confident kite surfer. Kiteboarding in New England has many variables that are unique to this area and having a local instructor who is experienced with the intricacies of the New England ocean, weather, and beach rules is a must. I consider it my task to provide you with all the information and tools you need to safely start kitesurfing on your own.
Spending time with a trainer kite and watching instructional videos before your lesson greatly reduces the learning curve for getting on the water. A 4-line/de-power trainer kite is most similar to the real thing.
Getting signed up:
There are many factors that go into getting a great day of lessons such as wind, tides, and weather. To insure you get a quality lesson we ask that you call/text or email with your name, the course that best suits your needs, and the days/times you are available. We will respond as soon as possible to set a final date and time. A $50 deposit is required to hold your reservation slot. It is payable on PayPal. If lessons are canceled due to wind or bad weather deposits will be refunded.
All open lesson slots will be posted on our Facebook Page. Open slots are available to any student who is signed up regardless of their appointment date.
Pay deposit here.
The Boarding Pass- (7hrs +2hrs private lesson)
For those fully committed to becoming a kitesurfer, this is the way to go! This option includes the Kite Camp ($400), Board Camp ($300), and $250 credit towards the Eleveight RS Student Package as well as a 2hr Private lesson on your own gear at no additional cost! Boarding Pass is completely transferable but is non-refundable.
*This course is best suited for those who have a pretty flexible schedule to make time available when the weather and wind are good.
*This course is best suited for students who are absolutely sure they have the time, desire, and $$ to follow through with kiteboarding. It is highly addictive!
*2hr private lesson is taught on your own 12m Student Package. Found (here)
Ground Lesson - (~1hr)
Price: $100 per student
This course can be booked at any time regardless of wind and weather and is required to begin water lessons. In this class we will discuss all the safety measures and decision making required to have a safe and fun time on the water. We will learn how to choose a beach and proper weather conditions for kitesurfing. We will go over how to properly set up and inspect your gear, as well as how it all works. We will also go over the process of launching and landing a kite and the use of its safety systems.
Kite Camp - (4hrs)
(maximum 2 students per instructor)
Price: $400 per student
This course includes the Ground and Safety Lesson along with 3 hours in the water with a full size power kite. We will work on basic kite skills, learn how to get power and get moving in the water, how to stay under control while powered up, and learn basic safety skills. The majority of students will be ready to safely practice kiting on their own after this lesson.
Board Camp - (3 hrs)
(maximum 2 students per instructor)
Price: $300 per student
*Kite Camp required
For students who have completed Kite Camp and want more time on the water with an instructor to work on board riding skills such as water starts, upwind riding, speed control, transitions, and jumping. The majority of students will be up and riding independently by the end of this lesson.
* Free future meet up for students who purchase gear to insure a safe first session without an instructor.
Kite Time - (3hrs)
*Kite Camp and Board Camp required
For students who have finished their lessons and are eager to get on the water and practice but are not ready to purchase gear. An inexpensive gear rental only available to students who have shown themselves to be self sufficient and responsible riders. Includes kite, bar, board, harness.
Custom Private Lessons:
Price: $150/hr (1 student per instructor)
*weekdays only during Summer months
Unstructured water time to work on whichever skills you feel need help. This is a good option for students coming from other schools to complete their training, students who have completed their courses but would like some more time with an instructor before kiting on their own, and students looking to learn some more advanced skills like jumping and tricks.
Summer Time Kite Camp Specials!
Complete Kite Packages (kite, bar, board) include FREE HARNESS and FREE PUMP
Active and retired military personnel, law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, and Teachers get $50 off of Kite Camp. (must have valid credentials)
Purchase the 2019 RS Freeride StudentPackage get a free Board Camp!
*Kite Camp Required
- Lessons begin/end as scheduled, students are encouraged to show up 15-20 minutes early to find parking,
get into wetsuit, set up gear, and maximize lesson time.
- Scheduling is dependent on weather and wind. Any lesson canceled due to weather will be made
up at next possible date
- Full tuition must be paid and all safety waivers must be signed before each lesson begins.
- Kite, Bar, board, and harness will be provided for lesson.
- Students are required to bring their own wetsuits (recommended), water footwear (required).
- All group discounts are reliant on students enrolling and taking course together.
- All gear rentals require deposit of $500 in case of damage.